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Cabinet serving in acting capacity after submitting resignation

The cabinet of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail submitted its resignation to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Tuesday, days after the start of the president’s new presidential term. The move is standard procedure, as the government should resign after each new presidential term, according to the constitution. Following the resignation, presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady said …

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Shoukry arrives in Addis Ababa to attend second nine-party meeting on GERD

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry arrived in Addis Ababa on Tuesday to attend the second nine-party meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), being held to resolve disagreements regarding technical reports. The meeting will be attended by the foreign and irrigation ministers and intelligence chiefs of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia to follow …

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Tripartite summit between Egypt, Cyprus, Greece expected in fall 2018

A tripartite summit is expected to be held in Athens between the leaders of Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus in the fall of 2018, according to media statements by presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady on Tuesday. During the summit, the leaders are expected to discuss additional efforts to strengthen their relations in various fields, including energy, and …

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Six defendants referred to criminal court for attacking church in Mahalla

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek ordered on Saturday the referral of six suspects to the Criminal Court of National Security on charges of terrorism for allegedly attacking a church in Mahalla. The defendants were previously detained by the General Prosecution pending investigations. Investigations charged that the six defendants had committed a number of crimes, including establishing …

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Egypt to attend Brussels II conference on Syrian crisis

Egypt will attend a second international conference organised by the European Union and the United Nations on “supporting the future of Syria and the region,” which is scheduled to take place in Brussels from 24-25 April. The conference aims to discuss humanitarian aid to the Syrians affected by the civil war that is now in …

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Modest changes made to controversial user data article in Uber, Careem law

A joint committee of the Egyptian Parliament applied amendments regarding some disputed articles of a bill to regulate the operations of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem, local media reported on Tuesday. The committees of transportation, communication, national security, and economic affairs approved in principle a law submitted by the cabinet on the regulation of passenger …

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Celebrations dominate 2018 presidential election in Imbaba, Agouza

A limited number of cars and citizens were seen on the streets of different areas of the governorate of Giza during the second day of the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, in which President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and head of El-Ghad Party Moussa Mostafa Moussa are facing off. In the early hours of the day, the …

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What do Egyptians think about voting in the 2018 presidential election? 

As the Egyptian presidential election kicked off, Mohamed Barakat, 45, stood behind the counter at his small grocery shop in the middle-class neighbourhood of Agouza debating his colleague on whether or not they should vote. “I will vote,” Barakat proclaimed. “Four years ago, there were no roads, no bridges, and no infrastructure. Now, Al-Sisi has …

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